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Fifty Shades of Grey started out slow on its first day of filming in Vancouver yesterday with a scene of Seattle billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) serving tea to young Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) at Rainier Provisions in the historic Rainier Hotel in Gastown. Then production moved up to The Paper Hound Bookshop on West Pender Street to film a scene of Chistian Grey (Dornan) buying Anastasia some Thomas Hardy novels. I’m sure avid readers of E. L. James’s best-selling book can tell me which ones. The Paper Hound is the newest used book store in this area, curated by a couple who met while working in nearby MacLeod’s.
Continuum’s second season ended with a grieving Alec Sandler (Erik Knudsen) snatching the time travel device to go back in time and “save” his girlfriend Emily (Magda Apanowicz) from death. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that he might have found her in season three. But is this his Emily? And does she know him? The scene: a hooded Alec sees someone who looks like Emily walk by a Vancouver Heritage Site sign, runs to catch up and turn her around to face him. Actors Erik Knudsen and Magda Apanowicz have a laugh below while waiting for the next camera setup of what looked like a serious scene on the CBC Vancouver plaza. Continuum season 3 is expected to air next year on [...]
Sunday, December 1st – Once Upon a Time 3×09 Save Henry airs on ABC/CTV. After Pan (Robbie Kay) tricks Henry (Jared Gilmore) into sacrificing his heart, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and the others must stop him from gaining absolute power. And in Storybrooke flashbacks, Regina (Lana Parrilla) approaches Gold (Robert Carlyle) to get his help in adopting Henry.Photos of Regina’s house in New Westminster when this episode filmed there. Plus a Henry twist. #PanNeverFails. Sunday, December 1st – Witches of East End 1×09 A Parching Embued airs on Lifetime. A mysterious professor (Joel Gretsch) turns out to be Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston)’s father. While the shapeshifter (Virginia Madsen) plots to ruin the witches at Freya’s wedding to Dash. Sunday, December 1st – Fifty Shades of [...]
The Seth Rogen and James Franco movie The Interview created an event at Robson Square all Friday and on Saturday morning which generated so many instagrams, twitpics, blogposts and news reports that I lost count. But what nobody else seems to have is this wonderful overhead perspective from atufcvancouverbctrevor which shows the big greenscreens and prop bronze statue of North Korea’s Kim Jon-un from above.
Cutest gunfire scene ever? Political spoof The Interview filmed a scene in Robson Square today of the Skylark Tonight talk show host (James Franco) hugging a puppy as he and his producer (Seth Rogen) run up the stairs through North Korean gunfire. I’d been at the shoot earlier but completely missed the puppy so the photos are courtesy of a friend. I did return in time to see the squealing girls whom Franco had invited into his black SUV for photos -with because of the rain. “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.” The Interview’s next stop is Vancouver City Hall.
Seth Rogen’s The Interview is back filming in the rain at Robson Square as North Korea this morning. So far the crowds of Black Friday spectators have not returned. The scene: Skylark Tonight talk show host (James Franco) is escorted by North Korean soldiers and what looks like a translator down the steps into a North Korean building. Perhaps this will be his interview with the fictious North Korean prime minister. The Interview is expected to wrap at this location this afternoon and pack up the giant prop bronze statue.
Political spoof The Interview turned Robson Square into North Korea overnight for a scene of Skylark Tonight talk show host (James Franco) roughhousing with his producer (Seth Rogen) by a statue of North Korea’s Kim Jon-un. This doesn’t go over well with a North Korean soldier. Somehow these Manhattan media elites get entangled in a plot to kill a North Korean official. How does that happen? Blame Lizzy Caplan’s femme fatale CIA agent, who seduces Franco’s New York talk show host into the assassination plot. The scene: Manhattan media elites roughhousing by Kim Jon-Un statue in Robson Square. James Franco spots all the spectators on Robson Street. Technocrane on the south steps of Robson Square. People flocked to Robson Street to watch the shoot [...]
Grace Travis (Thandie Newton) goes back undercover in the second season of Rogue to investigate a San Francisco/Oakland security firm founded by former soldier Ethan (Cole Hauser) with three of his military comrades. These military contractors share a terrible secret which they don’t want exposed. Shades of Blackwater? Whatever their secret, it looks like Ethan (Hauser) needed a whole wad of cash today, sending associates into a fictional Canadian bank called the Canada Alliance Bank.. Ethan (Hauser) drove the car up to the entrance this morning, on a closed-for-filming east bound lane of 300 block West Pender Street downtown. Season two is expected to wrap filming this week and Monday’s shoot appears to have been Ethan’s backstory in Afghanistan, played by the [...]
Once Upon a Time’s spring premiere next year is entitled New York City Serenade. Showrunner Adam Horowitz shared the title spoiler in mid-November and we’ve seen several location shoots for episode 3×12 in downtown Vancouver dressed as New York City — from Gastown’s Koret Lofts to Stanley Park dressed as Central Park to the Vancouver Club as NYPD 35th Precinct to Yaletown’s Brix restaurant and wine bar as a NYC restaurant Ostria. And even more of us have seen prop NYC cabs either parked or circling city blocks from downtown to Yaletown. I first saw filming for New York City Serenade in Stanley Park but withheld the photos of Hook’s arrest by New York police as spoilers. They still are and I would have kept [...]
Sunday, November 24th – Witches of East End 1×08 Snake Eyes airs on Lifetime. Wendy (Madchen Amick) and Joanna (Julia Ormond) argue about a secret that Joanna has been keeping; the shifter threatens Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum); Ingrid (Rachel Boston)is suspicious of Mike. Saturday, November 23rd – Bates Motel wraps filming of its second season with a North Vancouver shoot. Saturday, November 23rd – Movie If I Stay starring Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley films at Finch’s café on West Pender downtown. Saturday, November 23rd – Rogue films car stunt around Main Street and West 4th Avenue. Saturday, November 23rd – Lifetime pilot The Lottery starts filming Marley Shelton stars as fertility specialist Dr. Alison Scott in a world where [...]
Almost Human cast and crew relaxed today after a boffo American debut following FOX football last night. The Blade Runner-esque bromance earned a 9.1 million audience and a 3.1 in the important 18-49 demographic. Tonight the 2048 Los Angeles part-robot cop John Kennex (Karl Urban) and his part-human robot partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) investigate a sex-bot case in their regular Monday night time slot, much of it filmed at the Waterfall building with live lingerie-clad models on pedestals. Related: Almost Human’s Karl Urban & Michael Ealy Film with Sexbots at the Waterfall Building. Karl Urban and Michael Ealy hug on set as crew laughs. Almost Human filming at Portal Park downtown in the rain.